Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium has created a new interactive, educational exhibit to teach our visitors about the sounds of the ocean. This exhibit builds on the work of Mote's Dr. James Locascio. With funding from SECOORA, Dr. Locasio and his team are developing machine-learning algorithms to automatically identify different biological, geophysical, and anthropogenic (human-made) sounds.
Undergraduate students from University of South Florida St. Petersburg environmental science lab made a field trip to the Clam Bayou water quality and meteorological station to compare different methods for measuring water quality.
SECOORA is soliciting proposals focused on filling product and/or observational gaps defined in the Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System Strategic Operational Plan 2020 - 2025. Total funds available are $170,000. SECOORA intends to award between 2 and 4 proposals. Proposals are due November 30, 2020 at 5 PM ET.
SECOORA received $4.15 million in federal funding to monitor and interpret changes in coastal weather, sea-levels, and water quality in the Southeast U.S. This funding cycle marks the 5th year of a 5-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®).
It is with a heavy heart we report George August Maul, a leader in oceanography and SECOORA, passed away Wednesday, September 16.Dr. Maul was instrumental to the success of SECOORA. As a founding member, he brought not only expertise but an unfailingly kind and respectful demeanor. He helped lead SECOORA to where we are today – serving on our Board for a total of 12 years. During that time, he served as SECOORA chair, Treasurer and in other leadership roles.
SECOORA is proud to announce the winner of our curriculum request for proposals; Katy Smith from the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. The project, Water Shapes Our Planet and Our Lives, will construct a comprehensive fourth grade, virtual-learning science unit on the water cycle, weather, climate and natural processes that shape the Earth’s coasts and communities.
“Navocean is excited to join SECOORA and work with them to get our data into the hands of researchers and stakeholders. We are also looking forward to working with SECOORA and our regional science and research partners to ensure Quality Control / Quality Assurances on our data.” – Scott Duncan, Founder and President of Navocean
SECOORA was recently awarded a $1.1 million grant to launch a sustained network of low-cost webcams throughout the Southeast, which will build off of the successful pilot project, the Web Camera Applications Testbed. To accomplish this, standardized data processing and management methodology will be established to provide stakeholders actionable information from webcam video.